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Wetheriggs Animal Rescue Centre - CLOSED

Clifton Dykes, Clifton, Penrith, England
+44 1833 627444
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Well worth a visit or 2 or 3!

A great local attraction, they do a lot of work for very little praise. They are very knowledgable... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2012
veritashurtz
my granchildrens favourite day out

we recently bought a caravan in the area and as this is one of the nearest attractions thought we... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2012
marianj38
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Skelmersdale, United Kingdom
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Wetheriggs Animal Rescue Centre is a small family run animal sanctuary now based at Thorpe Farm Centre near Barnard Castle having previously been situated in Clifton Dykes near Penrith since it started in 2006. The centre is currently home to over 600 animals, many of which have been pets in the past and are now looking for new homes. Some of the animals are brought in from the RSPCA and other animal rescue organisations and centres. There is lots to see, and visitors have the chance to get close to many of the animals and even feed some of them. We offer talks and animal handling sessions during weekends and local school holidays, and we are always happy to go the extra mile for our visitors, so if there is any animal you'd like to hold or learn more about please just ask.
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  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible20%
28 Sep 2016
“very disappeared”
23 Aug 2015
“Wetheriggs Animal Rescue Centre, Greta Bridge, Co. Durham - Well worth a visit.”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Clifton Dykes, Clifton, Penrith, England
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+44 1833 627444
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Reviewed 13 October 2012

A great local attraction, they do a lot of work for very little praise. They are very knowledgable and very happy to talk to the visitors allday, and there knowledge is extensive.

1  Thank veritashurtz
Reviewed 12 October 2012

we recently bought a caravan in the area and as this is one of the nearest attractions thought we would give it a go with my 2 grandchildren aged 2 ND 4 its the greatest day out so much so that we have just become...More

1  Thank marianj38
Mark T, Keeper/Administrator at Wetheriggs Animal Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2012

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are always grateful for positive reviews. Also thank you for signing up to Friends of Wetheriggs. As you say the site is mainly managed by volunteers with just a small amount of full time staff members...More

Reviewed 18 September 2012

We visited Wetheriggs (when it was styled as a Pottery) some years ago and enjoyed the experience. We visited last Saturday (now styled as a Zoo) and how it has changed. Litter and detritus all over, pond dried up to mud and ducks/geese - and...More

8  Thank GillWYorkshire
Mark T, Administrator at Wetheriggs Animal Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2012

Sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit to Wetheriggs. The centre has been an animal rescue centre and zoo for nearly four years now after the pottery centre went into liquidation. We are currently undertaking some major changes at the centre including moving...More

Reviewed 3 September 2012

This was a very enjoyable visit, this centre had a wide range of animals to see. The animals were well looked after and cared for by friendly and attentive staff. I particularly enjoyed seeing the parrots, cockatiels and baby guinea pigs. The food in the...More

Thank LYNNE R
Mark T, Administrator at Wetheriggs Animal Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2012

Thank you very much for your kind review. We always appriciate positive reviews. We hope to see you again at Wetheriggs soon.

Reviewed 19 August 2012

Walked in and saw a baby donkey. Very cute and fed it although I should have then have left. Every inside area smelt of pea and poo to the point that I preferred standing in the rain. The only good point was that I didn't...More

4  Thank Sblower192
Mark T, Administrator at Wetheriggs Animal Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2012

Hi, i'm sorry to hear your visit to Wetheriggs was not a positive one. From your review it sounds like your main problem with the centre is the smell of the inside areas. We don't have many indoor areas that contain animals. The main areas...More

Reviewed 25 June 2012

Ok. Let's be clear....this isn't Knowsley Safari Park or Chester Zoo. It's a small zoo with a varied range of animals. It's also £3.95 to get in. The place itself is clean, tidy and the staff very friendly. The animals seem very happy and certainly...More

1  Thank Craig V
Reviewed 9 June 2012

the pottery is now hands on,wide and interesting animal interaction and restaurant for necessary refreshments and food

Thank nincles
Reviewed 5 April 2012

Our second visit with a couple of friends, and we all really enjoyed it ... the animals are well cared for and the staff are friendly, knowledgable and helpful Kids will love it

1  Thank zagWestYorks
Reviewed 22 March 2012

took our grandaughter who is 3. a great place for an afternoon. not so good if it rains. nice range of animals to look at.

Thank ONICHER
Reviewed 17 December 2011

Animals generally looked undernourished and sad and were poorly housed. The whole place stunk and was very unsavoury. Health and safety nightmare.... Although this place calls itself a rescue centre, surely all these animals haven't just arrived. And what were those poor calves doing living...More

6  Thank Pip112
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